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Today’s Wordle Hints and Answer: Help for April 9, #1025

 Today’s Wordle Hints and Answer: Help for April 9, #1025


Today’s Wordle answer isn’t especially tricky. It’s a common word, with some popular letters in it, and multiple common meanings. But if it’s tripping you up, read on.

Every day, we’ll post hints and then the answer for the current day’s Wordle, just in case you need it.

Today’s Wordle hints

Warning: If you keep reading, you’ll see the Wordle answer for Tuesday April 9, puzzle #1025. That could be a devastating spoiler for some players. But if you just need the answer — maybe you’re on your last guess and just don’t want to see an 800-game streak go poof — keep reading.

Wordle hint #1: One vowel, used twice

There’s only one vowel in today’s answer, but it shows up in two spots.

Wordle hint #2: Ends in a vowel

One of the spots where that vowel appears is the last letter of the word.

Wordle hint #3: Drive my car

Want a hint for the word’s meaning? Automobile drivers need to learn how to do this, and it can be tricky.

Wordle hint #4: MBA topic

Another meaning for the word is something college business majors learn about.

Wordle hint #5: First letter

This answer starts with an M.

TODAY’S WORDLE ANSWER

Here comes the spoiler: Today’s Wordle answer is MERGE. Some days, I feel like it would be easier to MERGE two companies than to MERGE onto the freeway.

Yesterday’s Wordle answer

Yesterday’s Wordle answer, #1024, was BREED.

Past Wordle answers

April 3, #1019, PLAIT

April 4, #1020, CLIMB

April 5, #1021, WRIST

April 6, #1022, FINCH

April 7, #1022 LASER

Everyday Wordle tips

I’ve written a lot about Wordle — from covering its 1,000th word to my list of the best starter words to a helpful two-step strategy to controversial word changes. I’ve even rounded up what I learned playing the hit online word puzzle for a full year. So if you’re rethinking your need for the actual answer, you might try tips from one of those stories.

Still need a starter word? One person told me they just look around and choose a five-letter object that they’ve spotted to use as their starter word — such as COUCH or CHAIR.  I tend to stick to starter words that have the most popular letters used in English words. I like TRAIN as a starter, though I have a friend who uses TRAIL. I’ve read that people use the financial term ROATE, but I like to use words I actually know.

What is Wordle?

If you read this far, you know how to play. You have six chances to guess a five-letter word, and the game gives you feedback as to whether the letters you’ve guessed are in the puzzle or not, and if they are in the same spot where you guessed them to be. The Times bought the game from creator Josh Wardle for seven figures in 2022. Wardle famously created the game for his partner, and let them narrow down the 12,000 five-letter words in the English language to just 2,500, creating the database of answers. It was convenient of him to have a name that plays off “word,” too.

A Times spokesperson told me it lists the very first Wordle as appearing on June 19, 2021, and the paper celebrated the game’s 1000th word on March 15. Spoiler: That 1000th word was ERUPT. As in, Dad will ERUPT if the Wordle is so tough he loses his streak.

There are other fun games in the Times Games stable. My latest addiction is Connections, which I think is trickier than Wordle. This is the game where you look at a grid of 16 words and try to put them into four groups of related words. Sometimes the relationships between the words are pretty out there — like the time when it was four words that all began with rock bands, such as RUSHMORE and JOURNEYMAN. (Connections got a little sassy on April Fool’s Day with an all-emoji puzzle. Some gamers did NOT find that funny.)

Spelling Bee is a popular Times game too. And there’s a new game that’s still in beta, Strands, which I’m trying to master.



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